Holly Throsby

After A Time

Spunk Records URA532LP
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Almost six years after releasing her last album, Sydney songwriter, musician and novelist Holly Throsby has today unveiled her sixth solo LP 'After a Time'. The release comes as Throsby prepares to embark on a tour of intimate venues across Australia.

Following on from 2011's critically acclaimed album, Team, After a Time marks a progressive shift in outlook for Throsby. There is more light, more full-band energy, and more lyrical curiosity. Holly explains the evolution: "Sonically, the album represents a change in direction for me. Electric guitars are used much more heavily, and there is less focus on traditional folk instruments. The band tracking was done fast and loose. The layered textures veer from clear and close to fuzzy and washed out. Some songs are reminiscent of On Night and Team, but there is a different kind of rawness present across the record - and one that I hope is quite immersive."

After a Time was recorded, mixed and co-produced by Tim Kevin (Youth Group, The Singing Skies) at his Tempe River Studios in Sydney. Throsby wrote all the songs, played various instruments and co-produced the album. She was joined in the studio by an eclectic band, including Mick Turner (Dirty Three, Cat Power) on guitar, Bree van Reyk (Paul Kelly, Seeker Lover Keeper) on drums, and Marcus Whale (Collarbones, BV) on saxophone. Guest vocals on 'What Do You Say?' were provided by iconic American musician Mark Kozelek (Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters). Long time collaborators, Joseph Leonard and Jens Birchall, played bass and cello respectively.

Explaining the diverse contributions from her guest musicians, Holly says: "Mick Turner brings a new voice with his distinctive guitar playing. Bree van Reyk’s drumming is, as always, strong and experimental. Marcus Whale guests beautifully on saxophone. Mark Kozelek gave the gift of his voice to the central duet. And engineer and co-producer Tim Kevin, who is best known as a guitarist for lo-fi indie rock bands like La Huva and Knievel, brought his own musical character to the recording."

Holly Throsby: After A Time

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